Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
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Mahrez returns to training

Mahrez returns to training

When I am asked to be a part of the Leicester team, rest assured I will continue to give my all.

The 26-year-old was understandably keen to jump ship to the league leaders, but was made to stay put as Leicester rejected City's advances, despite receiving offers exceeding £50 million.

The Belgian midfielder was about to be awarded the man of the match award by Sky Sports until Aguero crashed in his fourth goal of the day in stoppage time.

The goal, however, was simply the icing on the cake that was De Bruyne's assist, a wonderful, curling, first-time cross from the right wing that took three Leicester players out of the game before finding Sterling unmarked at the back post.

United meanwhile have seen Eric Bailly ruled out for the long term with an ankle injury, and Jose Mourinho doesn't seem to fully trust Chris Smalling or Victor Lindelof.

"I think Riyad is not available for Saturday's game", Puel told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

The goal also allowed Vardy to add an impressive note to his resume, as City became the most recent of the Premier League's top six that he has scored against this season. The Algerian superstar has still not returned to training and now his side will have to play without him as they take on the side he nearly went to on deadline day. That is the reason why I didn't call one up.

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has denied going AWOL following his failed move to Manchester City in the winter transfer window.

The Foxes have picked up just one point in their last two games, and it appears that Riyad Mahrez's ongoing strike is influencing their on-pitch performances.

"Especially at home we come out really quick and try to be direct. I think everyone knows Riyad has the ability to play at the highest level, so I understand his disappointment, definitely".

The early goal was not a sign of things to come, however, as City's performance became a little flat and Leicester equalised in the 24th minute. We are a squad and now it's important to move forward together.

Leicester City are sitting eighth on 35 points, but could up to seventh and replace Burnley of The Clarets fail to beat Swansea City in their game.

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